Man kicked, punched and robbed in Thamesmead tower block assault

Man kicked, punched and robbed in Thamesmead tower block assault

Man kicked, punched and robbed in Thamesmead tower block assault

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A man was kicked, punched and robbed in a communal stairwell in a Thamesmead tower block yesterday.

The 41-year-old was walking down to the second floor of Dexter House in Kale Road around 4pm when the incident occured.

As the man was walking down the stairs he encountered another man who demanded his money.

A struggle ensued with both the victim and the man falling down the stairs.

A second man then joined the suspect in assaulting the victim, kicking and punching him.

The victim later realised that his mobile phone and a small quantity of cash that he had on him was missing.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the assault.

It is thought one of the suspects may have had a claw hammer, although it is not believed that this was used in the assault.

The victim was treated by the London Ambulance Service at the scene but was not taken to hospital.The first man is believed to be a black male, aged 18-25, who spoke with a Caribbean accent.

A spokesman for LAS confirmed they were called. 

He was wearing a grey hockey mask, grey hoodie with the hood up and jogging bottoms and believed to be wearing gloves.

There is no description for the second man and officer from Bexley CID are investigating.

Enquiries continue. There have been no arrests.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact officers on at Bexley Police's CID via 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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8:24pm Wed 9 Jul 14

paulbexleyheath says...

thamesmead is a real **** hole full of ****. so nothing like what has just happened has suprised me
thamesmead is a real **** hole full of ****. so nothing like what has just happened has suprised me paulbexleyheath
  • Score: -14

12:26am Thu 10 Jul 14

Joelo says...

paulbexleyheath wrote:
thamesmead is a real **** hole full of ****. so nothing like what has just happened has suprised me
actually there are a lot of decent hard working people who reside in Thamesmead, no inner city area or estate is without its problems,Thamesmead included. However comments like yours are completely OTT
[quote][p][bold]paulbexleyheath[/bold] wrote: thamesmead is a real **** hole full of ****. so nothing like what has just happened has suprised me[/p][/quote]actually there are a lot of decent hard working people who reside in Thamesmead, no inner city area or estate is without its problems,Thamesmead included. However comments like yours are completely OTT Joelo
  • Score: 15

7:57pm Thu 10 Jul 14

HearTheFacts says...

paulbexleyheath wrote:
thamesmead is a real **** hole full of ****. so nothing like what has just happened has suprised me
You run down Thamesmead. Have you been there?.

Knives crime along with murders in yes Bexleyheath. But reporting that, no Bexleyheath is a safe haven!. Rubbish, Civic Offices in, yes Bexleyheath. What goes on there?. Plenty of CONservatives coming and going. Then the police station, yes the police protect there CONservative friends!.

So Thamesmead, or Bexleyheath which has the most CONS?
[quote][p][bold]paulbexleyheath[/bold] wrote: thamesmead is a real **** hole full of ****. so nothing like what has just happened has suprised me[/p][/quote]You run down Thamesmead. Have you been there?. Knives crime along with murders in yes Bexleyheath. But reporting that, no Bexleyheath is a safe haven!. Rubbish, Civic Offices in, yes Bexleyheath. What goes on there?. Plenty of CONservatives coming and going. Then the police station, yes the police protect there CONservative friends!. So Thamesmead, or Bexleyheath which has the most CONS? HearTheFacts
  • Score: 2

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